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Friday, April 8, 2016

Sexy Beast-Poem and Photo | Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Sexy Beast-Poem and Photo | Elizabeth Melton Parsons



The Kill
I wait along the wooded path,
hidden deep within the shadows.
The dark of night is coming.
I can smell the scent of my prey,
Hear his footsteps ever nearer.
Anticipation is building.
I silence my now tense form.
As he approaches, never fearing,
I jump and throw him to the ground,
Ripping the garment from his trembling limbs.
I seek to devour flesh,
Fresh, young, filled with vitality.
I render him from top to bottom.
And in my frenzy, I too am devoured.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

China just started unloading its biggest problem on the rest of the world, and the world is already freaking out

China just started unloading its biggest problem on the rest of the world, and the world is already freaking out



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china steel robot
(Reuters) The world is about to have a good old-fashioned glut on its hands, courtesy of China's problematic economy. 
And the world is already starting to feel the pain.
The problem is that China's got too many companies producing things like coal and steel, and the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) doing this have racked up debt that's now eating up their profits. 
The government is trying to shift the whole economy from its dependence on manufacturing, and it has already said that millions of people in some of these industries are going to be laid off in the next few years.
But China can't just shutter these companies overnight, because they still need to pay back the banks holding their debt and it would be an unmitigated disaster for employment. 
So these products have to go somewhere, and that means they're going to be exported to the world. There are a bunch of industries that need this treatment too.

China's crude steel, aluminum, shipbuilding, chemicals, cement, refinery products, flat glass, and paper will all have to be unloaded on the world, whether the world needs them or not. (Mostly not.)

Just getting started

The steel industry already offers a good example of what might be in store because China has made the most progress in dealing with that industry's problems.
Let's put it this way: You know a problem is serious when China's tightly controlled state media outlets are allowed to talk about it in blunt terms. Here's Xinhua:
Sagging demand has already impacted China's steel industry. The State Council, China's Cabinet, announced earlier last month that crude steel production capacity will be slashed by 100 million tonnes to 150 million tonnes over the next five years.
The situation is so severe that the government predicts some 500,000 workers in the industry will be laid off.
In 2015, China produced about 804 million tonnes of crude steel, but only 664 million tonnes of steel products were consumed last year, according to the government-led agency China Metallurgical Planning and Research Institute.
This is the government getting the people ready for job losses and, in some cases, relocation. Former steelworkers are already being turned into security guards and cleaners. Otherwise, workers will be out of a job, collecting checks from federal authorities.

So problem acknowledged, right?

Yes, but it doesn't mean anything's going to happen soon (back to that needing to pay down the debt issue). China's biggest steelmaker, Baosteel, is still planning to increase output by 20% in 2016.
And all of that supply is about to be unloaded onto a world that doesn't really need it right now.
Here's Macquarie Group:
global steel capacity utilization
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global steel capacity utilization
(Macquarie) 
Of course, what this will do is keep the price of steel (and any commodity where this dynamic is at play) really low.

Tata, for now

Obviously, China isn't the only country that makes steel.
That means other steelmakers aren't loving what's going on. US Steel, for example, said on Wednesday that it would be laying off 25% of its nonunion workforce.
"This is part of the ongoing adjustment to staff levels and operations due to challenging market conditions, including fluctuating oil prices, reduced rig counts, depressed steel prices and unfairly traded imports," a US Steel spokeswoman said.
Commodities prices around the world, including iron ore and steel, ticked up after the month of February, but they're still at record lows, and down significantly from this same time last year. The structural issue — low demand — that is keeping commodities prices down hasn't changed.
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chinese exports, demand at destinations
(Macquarie) 
It's even worse in the UK. Last month, Indian behemoth Tata said that itwould sell its UK steel division, rejecting an expensive turnaround plan for the company. British politicians immediately went to work saying how horrible this would be for an industry vital to the country.
Even the royal family is getting involved; The Telegraph reports that Prince Andrew talked to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the issue on a visit to China.
Call that political posturing if you want to, but it doesn't matter. In an increasingly isolationist and distrusting world where politicians are gaining traction by attacking free trade from the right (the Donald Trumps of the world who think China is "winning") this could become an important geopolitical issue.
China has only just begun to unload its excess supply on the world, so this unloading process is only going to get worse. It's only going to spread to more industries and impact more countries.
And it won't stop until the world has sopped it all up.

Cologne Police Reveal 'Cover Up' Of New Year's Eve Rape Attacks Ordered By Government

Cologne Police Reveal 'Cover Up' Of New Year's Eve Rape Attacks Ordered By Government



A leaked cache of confidential emails and notes passed between the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) state government and local police has revealed the extent to which the force were placed under pressure to cover up the migrant sex attacks at New Year’s Eve.

Reportedly released to Cologne-based German newspaper the Express by an inside police source, the documents may imperil the position of NRW interior minister Ralf Jäger. The minister has been clinging to his position since the attacks first became known, days after the event, and even went so far as to fire his chief of police to “restore faith” in the city.
One of the documents sent by Jäger’s interior ministry to the police ont he first of January is a so-called “Important Event-Message” (“Wichtiges Ereignis-Meldung”). Far from the initial claims made, and statements made at an early press conference about the attacks the message confirmed the state government had full knowledge of the gang sex attacks.
The internal message explained there had been “Rape, sexual offenses, thefts, robberies committed by larger foreign Group” and that a “40- to 50-strong group of people” had been acting in the “downtown area” by the railway station “to the detriment of young women”.
Although it took days of exposure on-line and at news outlets such as Breitbart London to reveal the full scale of the attacks, the document confirms that the police were fully aware of what was going on. Describing the offences, it said: “The women were in this case surrounded by the group of people and groped above their clothing, jewellery stolen and was snatched. In one case, a 19-year-old German victim had fingers inserted into her body openings [vagina and anus].
“The criminal group was consistently described by the victims as North Africans, between 17-28 years of age. Investigations are continuing”.
In all, there were 359 complaints of sexual assault and rape on the night.
More damning than the revelation that police knew about the attacks and kept them from the public was the explicit order to play down the seriousness of crimes by the Interior ministry. An “internal police memo” which detailed “a request from the ministry” instructed police that they were to “cancel” the use of the word “rape” in their reports.
Speaking to the Express, a spokesman for minister Jäger admitted there had been “coordination meetings” between the government and police in the aftermath of the attacks. The paper called the notes and meetings nothing less than a “cover up”.
These revelations may make uneasy reading for minister Jäger, having already courted some controversy for firing his chief of police after revelations that officers were too overstretched to effectively control the migrant riot in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
Although the decision to sack the veteran officer was claimed to be over restoring faith in the force, just days later it was revealed the chief of police had foreseen trouble and appealed to minister Jäger for backup. The NRW politician turned down the request for more officers, exacerbating what was the most chaotic night in Cologne in decades.
Cologne police had initially claimed they had just 143 officers on duty on New Year’s Eve to police the whole city, leaving them severely under-staffed and forcing arresting officers to release suspects without charge as they lacked prison cells and police vans to hold them. In yet another embarrassing revelation it was discovered in March that far from those 143, the force had just 80 on duty.
As reported by Breitbart London, a spokesman blamed the discrepancy on “misinformation”.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

China: Giant gold Mao statue torn down - CNN.com

China: Giant gold Mao statue torn down - CNN.com



The location of the statue itself is not without controversy.
According to author Yang Jisheng, Henan province was one of the areas hardest hit by the famines of the 1950s and 60s, which were brought about by Mao's disastrous "Great Leap Forward" economic and social reforms. Millions died as a result of the policies.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

‘Never before seen’ spring snowfall in the Caribbean islands – & Colorado Ski Resort snowiest in 50 years – Snow chaos in Germany | Climate Depot

‘Never before seen’ spring snowfall in the Caribbean islands – & Colorado Ski Resort snowiest in 50 years – Snow chaos in Germany | Climate Depot





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